ABOUT THE SOCIETY
MEMBERSHIP
CONTACT US  (UK)
OFFICERS OF THE TROLLOPE SOCIETY
TROLLOPE SOCIETY USA
ANTHONY TROLLOPE WEBSITE
DESIGN AND PRODUCTION
THE COMPLETE EDITION
THE SHORT STORIES
TRAVEL BOOKS AND NON-FICTION

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Anthony Trollope

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The Anthony Trollope Website is up and running. For details see below.

THE TROLLOPE SOCIETY

The Trollope Society exists, with a world-wide membership, to promote and publish the works of Anthony Trollope, to provide a forum for the exploration of all aspects of his life, and to encourage the reading and enjoyment of his fiction for future generations. Anthony Trollope wrote forty-seven novels - three times as many as Dickens - and many have long preferred Trollope for his subtle delineation of human character and middle class mores. Yet in as late as 1987, over 100 years after the author's death, no complete edition had been published, and Anthony Trollope had not even achieved the dignity of a memorial in Westminster Abbey. At that point, the writer Paul Johnson called attention to these extraordinary omissions, calling them 'absurd and humiliating' and adding 'we owe it to our national honour to put this right'. 'Putting this right' was clearly to be the first objective of The Trollope Society, which was founded in the same year. Six years on, a memorial to Anthony Trollope was unveiled in Poets' Corner by the then Prime Minister, John Major, A Vice President of the Society; and all forty-seven volumes of the complete novels and The Autobiography have now been published in the Complete Edition, as well as all five volumes of the short stories, and almost all of the non-fiction, including his travel books. The Complete Edition - comprising 60 volumes - is available exclusively to members of the Trollope Society.
The Society continues to promote worldwide awareness of the life and work of this enduringly popular author through its journal, Trollopiana, published three times a year. The Society brings together those who enjoy Trollope's works at a wide range of events, including the Biennial Dinner, AGM Lecture, weekend and longer excursions to places associated with Trollope, and gatherings to celebrate such landmarks as the award-winning BBC dramatisation of Trollope's powerful novel, The Way We Live Now, in 2001. The Society encourages local seminars groups, where members meet informally to discuss Trollope's works and, occasionally, recreate memorable scenes from some of his novels.

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MEMBERSHIP

Membership requires an annual payment. In return for this, members receive FREE each year three copies of the literary journal Trollopiana; plus the right to order books from the Complete Edition, the right to attend the Annual Lecture (free), occasional events, and the Annual Dinner. Speakers at past Annual Dinners (in London) have included prominent politicians, writers, editors of national newspapers, a Chairman of the BBC, and even a Governor of the Bank of England and a former Prime Minister. The Trollope Society is a charity, registered in London (Registered Charity Number: 803130). Download the membership form if you wish to join the Society or to renew your membership, and send it to the Trollope Society office with your payment.


CONTACT US AT

The Trollope Society,
P O Box 505
Tunbridge Wells
TN2 9RW
Telephone: 01747 839799
e-mail:
info@trollopesociety.org

Contact us by any of the above methods if you would like to be sent full details about joining the Trollope Society. Please note that, for information to be sent, we MUST have your full postal address; an email address on its own is not sufficient.


OFFICERS OF THE TROLLOPE SOCIETY

President:

The Rt. Hon. and Rt. Rev'd. Richard Chartres DD, FSA, Bishop of London

Vice Presidents:

The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major PC
Joanna Trollope
Hugh I Trollope

Trustees:

Michael Williamson (Chairman)
Michael Helm
Priscilla Hungerford MBE
Pamela Barrell (Editor of Trollopiana)
Susan Cooper (Secretary)
Dominic Edwardes (Trollopiana Production)
Richard Gregson
Pamela Morgan (Membership)

Executive Committee:

Jean Ammar
Nicola Barnes
Martin Chown (Seminars)
Lucia Costanzo
Christina Dunford
David Glass (Website)
Pelham Ravenscroft FCA
Randolph Williams (TSNY)


ANTHONY TROLLOPE WEBSITE

The Anthony Trollope website; a comprehensive source of information about all things Trollopian, is now up and running. Why not visit this site to search for more details on Trollope's life, his novels and his characters.


THE COMPLETE EDITION

Today, Trollope is probably the most widely-read, and the best loved, of all the great Victorian novelists. Only a few sets of the Complete Novels in The Complete Edition remain to sell to new members joining the Society now. The non-fiction titles have been printed strictly to order, with only a very small quantity of the eleven volumes currently available.


DESIGN AND PRODUCTION

The design and production of The Complete Novels of Anthony Trollope has been undertaken in partnership with the Folio Society, who have been famous for almost fifty years for their continuing commitment to painstaking techniques, many of which are no longer fashionable. Each title is set in hot metal, and printed lithographically by Bath Press, one of the foremost printers in England. The typeface used is the distinguished 'monotype' Bell, the first and by general consent the most attractive of the so-called 'modem' faces. It was originally cut in 1788, and used for many early editions of Trollope's novels. The text has been completely re-set in hot metal by Speedspools of Edinburgh, under the general editorship of Professor David Skilton. The paper selected by the Trollope Society is a special making, chosen for each title, of a cream tint, and is manufactured by Lancashire Mills. It is acid-free, and of archival quality. The binding is buckram throughout - still by far the most lasting casing material. Each has the title printed in gold on a black label, and the front board is blind stamped with the colophon of The Trollope Society. Each title has an introduction, specially commissioned for the series. Introducers are diverse - reflecting Trollope's enormously broad appeal - including Joanna Trollope, Mary Warnock, Antonia Fraser, A N Wilson, P D James, Robertson Davies, Victoria Glendinning, Maeve Binchy, John Mortimer, Enoch Powell, Roy Jenkins and Asa Briggs. The page format is medium octavo (9" x 5 314"). Original illustrations are used in The Society's edition only where they occurred in the first edition. Artists represented include Sir John Millais, 'Phiz' (Hablot Browne), and Frank Holl R.A. The aim is to present a series designed to the best library standards which will stand constant reading over many years. The series is published by Omnium Publishing, the publishing arm of The Trollope Society.


THE SHORT STORIES

The Short Stories of Anthony Trollope in Five volumes are bound uniformly in cloth, with a specially- commissioned Trollope Society design ( based on an original nineteenth century binding). A number of non-fiction titles by Anthony Trollope, in uniform binding have also been published. (Details can be found in the books section.)


TRAVEL BOOKS AND NON-FICTION

In order to achieve our goal of a Complete Trollope Edition, we have extended the original programme to incorporate the travel books and those non-fiction titles not published so far. These are not reset but reproduced directly from the first editions. The binding is uniform with the Complete Novels edition, but bound in blue (rather than brown) buckram for differentiation.


TROLLOPE SOCIETY USA

The Trollope Society has an affiliated organisation and its own membership list in New York; it organises its own Annual Lectures and Dinners and occasional events, and supplies $ -oriented quarterly mailings (along with the quarterly magazine Trollopiana available to UK members).


CONTACT THE US OFFICE AT:

The Trollope Society USA
The Trollope Society
c/o Midge Fitzgerald
6 Pier Pointe
New Bern, NC 28562
Tel: 212-683-4023
Email:
info@trollopeusa.org
To connect to the Trollope Society USA website http://www.trollopeusa.org


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